Extended Conversations is a new programme for emerging art writers based in Aotearoa, co-convened by Enjoy Public Art Gallery and Blue Oyster Art Project Space. Part online publishing platform and part mentoring programme, this initiative will build, sustain and share dialogue between emerging participants and established writers throughout 2018.
Join Lana Lopesi (Editor-in-Chief and Visual Arts Co-Editor) & Rosabel Tan (Founding Editor and Director) of The Pantograph Punch in a conversation about critical art writing and reviewing. We will look at questions such as, what purpose does it serve? What does good art writing look like? Or for artists, how do you pitch your work to the critics?
Becky Richards and Blue Oyster seek interested contributors to enable the generation of fresh, round forms and thoughts. You are warmly invited to attend an open workshop, made up of a simple exercise focusing on organic roundness, and its intrinsic appeal.
Led by Taarati Taiaroa and Elisapeta Heta, Taharangi Hou is a three day wānanga that invites interested parties to come together under the rising of Matariki/Puaka to propose, explore, discuss and dissect key contemporary Māori art texts in relation to emerging arts practice and three key spaces in Dunedin.
THIS CLOUD IS QUEERING! is a community dance project by val smith based around a process of mapping queer and trans experiences of public space across Dunedin city.
[Supported by the 2016 Dunedin Fringe Festival] Artists, Performance artists, enthusiasts, audience members and passersby alike were welcome to participate in any capacity over the duration of the workshop at the Blue Oyster, which eventually led to all participants becoming turquoise over three stages with a personal temporary transformation.
What role does writing play in your professional practice? How can you approach editing so it's constructive and collaborative? Ever wondered what an en-dash is, and when to use one?
Led by contemporary Maori art curator Megan Tamati-Quennell (Ngai Tahu and Te Atiawa), this workshop designed to bring artists, writers and creatives wanting to engage with Maori art, writing or curatorial practice together during the rising of Matariki/Puaka.
What does community engagement mean to you? What is a community practice? What does local mean today? A workshop exploring, connecting and localising the art making process. Lead by Amiria Puia-Taylor, 2014 CNZ Pacifika Intern at Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust.
How would you approach building a professional art practice? What is involved in developing yourself as an emerging art practitioner? A workshop on developing your skills, resources and experiences as an artist. Presenters: Ruth Watson and Melanie Oliver.